The Sewers of Paris

Revealing stories about the books, movies, tv, music and more that have changed the lives of gay men. Each week, a guest plucks a piece of entertainment from their past, and answers the question: how did it change your life?


episode 401: Giving Myself Permission to Get a Little Bit Sexier (Ep 401 - French Comics/Josh Cornillon)

You might know my guest this week from his saucy art on Twitter, but there’s much more to his work than X-Men in Speedos. Josh Cornillon grew up reading sophisticated graphic novels in his native France, and those books infuse the writing and illustration that he does today.

We’ll have that conversation in a minute. First, hey in case you haven’t heard, I’ve got a book coming out next year about how subversive queer comedy transformed the American sitcom over the last half century! It’s called Hi Honey, I’m Homo, and pre-orders are open — head over to to get all the details, to pre-order your copy, and to sign up for my newsletter to get excerpts and updates.

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